IAGenWeb Project
Join our Team!
Orphan Train Riders to Iowa  Orphan Train Riders

~ Webster County ~

Webster City Tribune
26 Sept 1890


Another company of boys from the New York Children's Aid Society, of New York, will arrive at Webster City, Ia. Thursday Oct. 9th, 1890, for the purpose of finding homes with the people of Hamilton county.
Boys will be placed in home on the following conditions:

Boys fifteen years old are expected to work till they are seventeen for their board and clothing. At the end of that time they are at liberty to make their own arrangements.

Boys between twelve and fifteen are expected to work for their board and clothes till they are seventeen, but must be sent to school a part of each hear. After that it is expected that they receive some wages.

Boys under twelve are expected to remain till they are eighteen, and must be treated by the applicants as their own children in the matter of schooling, clothing and training.

Should a removal become necessary it can be arranged through the Committee or by writing to the Agent.
The Society reserves the right of removing a boy for just cause.

All the expenses of transportation are paid by the society.

There will be a meeting at Smith's rink, Thursday, October 9th 1890, at 2:30 p., for the distribution of the boys.

Those proposing to take one are requested to hand their names to one of the following gentleman who will set on the committee: H.A. Crandall, B.F. Derr. Wesley Martin, R.J. Burleson, E.R. Lee, Webster City; and P.H. Dickman, Kamrar.  E. Trott, Agent Children's Aid Society, 21St. Place, New York, N. Y.